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Federal Alliance pickets Singha Durbar


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

The alliance announced the protest program puting forth 26-point demand with the government. Redrawing provincial boundaries and amending some provisions of the constitution are their key demands. A total of twenty-nine Madhesi and Janjati parties are associated with the coalition. The alliance had organized a mass-rally at Ratnapark on Saturday as part of their Capital-centric protests program. The protest rally had converged at Shanti Batika in Ratna Park and passed through Sahid Gate, Sundhara, New Road, Ason and concluded at Bhotahiti. The alliance declared the Kathmandu centric protest programs, stating that the government would be responsible if such a situation arise in future. The protest announcement of Federal Alliance comes two days after they spurned a government offer to resume talks. The government on Monday had written to the agitating parties, inviting them to the negotiating table. The alliance, has reiterated that the protest programs would be peaceful and nonviolent. It, however, warned that that long-term struggle and civil war could erupt if the government uses force to suppress its protests. The alliance has also said that the protest programs will continue until their demands are met by rewriting the constitution. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Road block
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
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